World War II Flight Training Museum and
63rd AAF Flying Training Detachment

Douglas, Georgia

Historic Photos - Part 1

Historic Photos - Part 1

Charles Wallace, Robert Schwanbeck, E.J. Seterich, E.J. Siminski, Edward or Jon Rex, Capt Brett

Keep 'Em Flying photo of some of the class of 1942-D on Oct. 24, 1941, soon after their arrival as the first cadet class at Douglas.
Note that the school was operated by the Raymond-Brinckerhoff Aviation Company at that time.

Entrance to Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company School

Entrance to the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment and the Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company.
A guard post stands before the Administration Building and barracks. Photo taken in about 1942.

Cadets class of 1943C at Downtown Douglas

A "V" for Victory formed by the Cadet class of 1943C.


Cadets pose before their PT-17 trainer.

Mess Hall

Mess Hall from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.


Canteen from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.

A view from the airfield toward the base

A view from the airfield back toward the barracks area

Viewing the hangars

Viewing the hangars and flight tower


Cadets in formation behind the headquarters (administration) building

Ping Pong at Barracks

Cadets play table tennis inside one of the porches of the barracks

Go on to Historic Photos - Part 2.

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